The Sony cost me $10. Picked it up from the garage of a friendly Vietnamese family. The TV belonged to their Grandma (maybe she died? I didn't ask...) Either way, the TV was in tip-top condition and also had the original remote intact. I was pretty amazed to see that this piece of history was made in West Germany! Firstly, I was expecting "Made in Japan" and, secondly, how strange it feels to have something that was made in a country that's no longer listed in the atlas...
So, after some kind words with my girlfriend (it's true what they say about Trinitrons: damn heavy!) we got the thing up the stairs. Plugged it in and was instantly astounded by how sharp the focus was! Craps all over my modded Blaupunkt in this regard. So far, so good!
Next, given the vintage (Germany reunified in 1990, right?), I was pretty keen to see what was under the hood. A few minutes of head scratching later, I found the 1 screw holding the back in place (3 plastic tabs do the rest of the job) and the cover slid off. I could hardly believe my eyes! Very different technology to the Loewes and Grundigs I'm used to. And, best of all, analogue potentiometers galore!
This bad boy is a keeper! Expect some serious front panel pots in the coming weeks!
(Further reading: Obsolete Technology Tellye ! )
|WTF?! The original "It's a Sony" sticker intact 20+ years later?!|
|Sony KV-C27 (chassis AE-1)|
|Greetings Windows XP! Text is actually legible...|
|Nice geometry... no adjustments made (yet).|
|Aliens vs Predator|
|What's this?! This adjustment is usually found on the flyback...|
|Amazing! The screen (and speakers) are completely shielded!|
|SCART port and external speaker jacks|
|Pots, glorious pots!|
|... and it doesn't stop there!|